Inflammation and Metabolic Disease: Examining the Role of Advanced Glycation End-Products

Monday, October 10
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170676


We know that there is a clear relationship between inflammation and disease. What is unclear is which comes first. There are numerous potential root causes of inflammation and integrative approaches to prevention and treatment of both inflammation and the related metabolic diseases associated with inflammation. After providing an overview of causes of inflammation, speakers will introduce advanced glycation end-products, discuss how they are formed, describe the damage they can inflict, and examine their role in metabolic dysfunction and drivers of metabolic disease. They will also explore applied integrative approaches to prevention and treatment of inflammation, including nutrition assessment of root causes. Integrative therapies including food, dietary supplements and mind body approaches will also be reviewed.

Planned with the Academy’s Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the roles of advanced glycation end-products and the receptor for advanced glycation end-products in inflammation and metabolic dysfunction.
  • Define root causes of inflammation and assessment practices for the RDN.
  • Identify integrative therapies in the treatment and prevention of inflammation.

Performance Indicators:

  • 8.4.1 Gains an understanding of integrative and functional medicine models and interventions and how these models and interventions are applied to nutrition and dietetics service.
  • 10.3.4 Selects interventions intended to resolve or improve nutrition diagnoses.
  • 10.3.9 Leads the implementation of nutrition interventions in collaboration with clients/patients and the interprofessional team.